If you’ve ever wondered, you can pack two adults and stuff for a baby in about 1.5 hours, book a flight and jump on a plane.
Last Sunday, March 3, at about 3:30pm we got a call that A* may be going into labor. We called the airline and found out that the last flight out of Madison was at 5:15. We dropped everything (Tony was pulling out carpet, we were getting all packed up to start our last remodeling project before baby) and started packing. Just in case. We still didn’t have confirmation, so we started driving to the airport. Just in case. We got to the airport and still didn’t have a firm, yes, they are going to do the c-section tonight, we decided we were hopping on a plane now or possibly missing the birth of our baby. Just before we boarded our second flight to Tampa, we heard they were going to do the c-section. That was reason enough for Tony to buy the in-flight wi-fi. On our 3 hour flight to Tampa, we got the first pictures of our baby girl. She was born 3-3-13 at 7:59pm; 6 lbs 3 oz; 18 1/4 inches.
Since the plan was that A wasn’t going to see the baby, K, our social worker was at the hospital to take her after she was born. We got a text that A changed her mind and wanted to see the baby. That worried us at first, but I didn’t (more…)